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Papa Roach's Jacoby Shaddix Picks Favorite Mötley Crüe Song

Singer reflects on "redemption record" that rocked his world
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Jacoby Shaddix performing with Papa Roach, Sonisphere Festival, Knebworth, England, July 31st, 2010
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The mythology surrounding Mötley Crüe is damn-near unparalleled within the annals of rock & roll history. The band — Vince Neil, Mick Mars, Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee — rose out of Los Angeles' hard-rock circuit in the early Eighties and went on to define the debauchery and commercial dominance of the Sunset Strip glam-metal scene with smash-hit albums including Girls, Girls, Girls and Dr. Feelgood.

Their musical approach, style and hedonistic abandon were enviable, enticing, and aspirational for a generation of longhaired, party-ready fans and budding musicians. The Crüe have experienced a notorious number of ups, downs, breakups, drama and near-death experiences over their career. But, somehow, they've not only managed to survive (relatively unscathed) to tell the tales — they're also still out there touring and creating new music, the most recent of which is their 2008 full-length Saints of Los Angeles.

We recently caught up with some of the Crüe's famous superfans to get their picks for the greatest Mötley Crüe song ever. Below, Papa Roach singer Jacoby Shaddix shares the story behind his favorite cut.

“Kickstart My Heart"

"Just knowing the history of that song, about [Nikki Sixx] dying [from a heroin overdose] and coming back to life and then making kind of a redemption record. That one just rocked my world."